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Lynwood Road, Accrington, Lancashire BB5 6LR

Year 1

The Year 1 class teacher is Miss R MacMahon

Teaching support staff who work with pupils in Year 1 are Miss Hogan and Mrs Clapham.

A copy of the Year 1 curriculum overview can be downloaded below.

Year 1 Curriculum Overview 


Year One's PE day is Monday. Please ensure they have their PE kits on this day and all items are clearly labelled with your child's name. Thank you :)            

We are reading..............

In Spring Term 1 we are reading Lost in the Toy Museum for our literacy unit. We will also be reading a series of stories linked to toys including Traction Man, Toys in Space and Dogger. 


We will learning about number and place value  (numbers to 100), mass, geometry focusing 2D and 3D shapes, money, multiplication and division. Children will also be learning Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRF's) each term. Letters have been sent home with children to learn these but we will also be learning these daily in class. We will recapp the previous KIRF whilst learning the new ones for each term. 

 Spring 1 KIRF.docxDownload
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 Autumn 2 KIRF.docxDownload
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Children will have a 20 minute daily phonics lesson. The majority of phonics taught in year 1 will be phase 5 with phase 2-4 being regularly recapped.  Please download the document below to see the overview of the sounds your child will be learning: 

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Watch these videos to help your child with their Phonic Sounds and how to pronounce the sounds...

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Children will have 10 spellings to learn each week all linked to a phonic sound. All the spellings will be loaded onto the Spelling Shed website and all children have their own login details. Children should log on to this 2-3 times per week to access the spelling games. Children will also be given a spelling sheet each week which they can practice writing their spellings. They will be tested each Friday and the new spellings will also be sent home on this day. In addition to this, children may be given an extra 2-3 words to learn which do not follow the regular spelling pattern. 

 Spring 1 Spellings.docxDownload
 Year 1 Common Exception Words on mulitcoloured Bricks Word Mat.pdfDownload
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For our Science lessons we will be looking at the topic 'Seasonal Changes'. Children will learn about the different seasons and the weather linked to each season. We will focus on the changes that will be happening as we move into Autumn and Winter and explore the outdoors to find evidence of seasonal change. This will be continued throughout the the year with the children observing the different weather patterns that each season brings. 

The key information that the children will be learning about Seasonal Changes can be found on the Knowledge Organiser below. 


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Topic- History


We are learning all about Toys in the past and present. We will focusing on how toys have changed over the centuries going back to Victorian times and comparing them to the toys of today. 

Religious Education

Big Question - What do people say about God? (Our focus question for the year)


In our RE lessons we will be looking at the religion of Islam and creation. We will be focusing on the beliefs of Muslims and compare this to other religions around the world. We will learn about why it is important to be 'caretakers' of the world and what we can do to look after our world. We will also link our Art lessons, focusing on Islamic Art. 


Home Reading

Reading books will continue to be sent home. Books will be changed when the child has completed the book but it must be placed in the reading box in the classroom. Please continue to read daily with your child.